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G7 Foreign Ministers demand withdrawal of emergency in Myanmar

The G7 Foreign Ministers on Wednesday called upon the Myanmar military to immediately end the state of emergency, restore power to the democratically-elected government, to release all those unjustly detained and respect human rights and the rule of law.

The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, got united in condemning the coup in Myanmar.

“The November election results must be respected and Parliament should be convened at the earliest opportunity,” they said in a statement.

They said they are deeply concerned by the detention of political leaders and civil society activists, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint, and targeting of the media, according to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.